Dr Leanne Cross - Principal Chiropractor
Dr Leanne Cross started her career in Chiropractic in Blackwater in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. Growing up in Queensland's South Burnett region, Leanne loves rural life. Long passionate about health, fitness and well-being, before becoming a chiropractor she studied many health related courses including Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Personal Training, Certificate II in Dental Assisting and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Physical Education.
In 2019, Dr Leanne completed 2 years of post-graduate study through the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (ACCP), of which she is a current member and now specialises solely in caring for children. She has co-authored a policy document for the ACCP on Growth Monitoring of children. With almost 10 years in the dental industry before graduating as a chiropractor both in general and specialist dental practices, Dr Leanne also felt naturally led to work with tongue and lip ties in her practice today.
Dr Leanne works holistically to assess your child and is qualified in many varied chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) and is currently studying the AK (Applied Kinesiology) Seminar Series to become a Certified AK practitioner. She is a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association of Australia (ACA) and tutored chiropractic students at Central Queensland University (CQU) in Mackay when she was living in Sarina in 2014-2016.
In her spare time, Dr Leanne loves to be on the water - particularly barefoot waterskiing and has cared for the Queensland and Australian Barefoot Waterski Teams. In 2016 she competed at the World Barefoot Waterski Championships in Wisconsin, USA as part of the Australian Barefoot Team, placing 5th in her division. Dr Leanne now lives and works mostly in Emerald at Alive Chiropractic and travels to Sarina every 6 weeks. She is focused on making sure parents understand what is happening with their children's bodies and their health, taking the time necessary to work with you to find your best healthcare plan. Call our friendly staff to book an appointment today on 07 4943 0100 or BOOK ONLINE now!
Dr Ashley Thomas - Chiropractor
Dr Ashley Thomas graduated from Central Queensland University, Mackay in 2017 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic. At the completion of her master’s degree she was awarded ‘The Chiropractors Association of Australia (QLD) Masters Prize’, as well as Student
of the Year, Adjuster of the Year, Chiropractic Radiologist of the Year and Researcher of the Year.
She was drawn to the benefits of chiropractic from a young age where she experienced first-hand the dramatic improvements that chiropractic care can make to your overall health and well-being. It not only improved her posture, but helped to alleviate her migraines and keep her pain free through her ballet years.
Growing up in the Sarina region, Dr Ashley is passionate about bringing natural and effective healthcare solutions to her hometown. For Dr Ashley, being a chiropractor is more than just adjusting bones, it’s adjusting the way people think about their health, their wellness and their bodies.
Dr Ashley has experience in a number of manual and low-force techniques including Diversified Technique, ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), Activator Methods®, NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique) and Dry Needling Therapy to ensure she can find an adjusting style that works for you!
She has a keen interest in family care and enjoys helping people of all ages work towards their optimal health goals. When not adjusting, Dr Ashley loves keeping active and getting outdoors often. She is a travel enthusiast, vegetarian foodie and avid dog lover. With a positive approach to healthcare, Dr Ashley aims to help you better understand how your body functions and show you how chiropractic care may help to improve your life. Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Dr Ashley or BOOK ONLINE now!
Dr Brad Morgan - Chiropractor
Dr Brad Morgan has a diverse background in farming, mechanics, personal training, policing, teaching/lecturing, music, the entertainment industry and the health industry. Dr Brad has a long history in health and fitness. He obtained a certificate 4 as a Master Personal Trainer in 2002 and has continued to study and train people since that time.
He has a passion for functional movement, health, healing and education and believes that his job is to help you to improve the function of your spine and nervous system to enhance the health and wellbeing of your whole body. “The chiropractic philosophy centres around the body’s own natural ability to function and heal itself. This healing can be negatively affected if someone has too much stress – physical, chemical or emotional.” Dr. Brad will work with you to identify areas of stress and progress you towards your optimum health and function.
As a father of six he has a lot of life experience behind him. Dr Brad is originally from Western Australia and moved his family from Kununurra, in the Kimberley region to Mackay to undertake the chiropractic course at Central Queensland University in Mackay.
Dr. Brad offers a range of techniques including; Diversified manual chiropractic techniques, Percussion therapy, Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), soft tissue massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM), Activator, movement based therapies and rehabilitation.
Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Dr Brad or BOOK ONLINE now!
Due to COVID-19, massage is intermittently available at Sarina Family Chiropractic. We anticipate a permanent massage therapist by August 2020. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Shannon Pietzner - Massage Therapist
Shannon Pietzner is a qualified Massage Therapist she completed her studies in Townsville through Evolve College. Shannon offers Deep Relaxation Massage, and has experience in Remedial Massage and Pregnancy Massage. She looks forward to working with people of all ages and lifestyles to make positive improvements in their health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.
Shannon is also a current student at CQ University, Mackay. Completing her Bachelor in Chiropractic science. Her passion is helping people to the best of her ability, she believes the feeling of making a positive change in someone’s health and wellbeing is an amazing feeling and something she strives to achieve. She is very passionate in the treatment of patients and will provide them with the best care she can provide.
From a young age Shannon was drawn to the benefits of Chiropractic and Massage. She experienced the benefits when she had a sporting injury, and the combination of chiropractic and massage was the only thing that was allowing her to continue her sporting and day to day tasks. Her belief is that chiropractic care combined with massage therapy can allow the body to perform at an optimal level.
Sheldon Deng - Massage Therapist
Sheldon is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist. Originally from China, he specialises in a variety of alternative therapies including Tuina (Chinese massage), Qigong (breathing and stretching exercises), Acupuncture, Dry Needling Therapy, Cupping, Reflexology and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In 2010, Sheldon graduated from a Traditional Chinese Medicine University as a Registered Nurse. After finishing his degree, he worked in a Chinese hospital before coming to Australia to study Chiropractic in 2012. Throughout his studies, Sheldon continued to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist and now has over 10 years of experience in this profession.
During his time at university, he was fascinated by a variety of alternative therapies and has never stopped studying - currently doing his Master of Clinical Chiropractic in Mackay. Sheldon is experienced in treating many conditions and is able to draw on his vast experience to tailor a treatment specific to your needs and concerns.